There is insidiousness at work in the idea of ‘accidental life,’ and I call it such, for any life apart from a Creator and intelligence is simply accidental. Some will not agree, and others will despise this observation, but it is true if logic means anything.
I have zero experience at motherhood, but fortunately I have eyes. Mothering is as old as time, and to deny a Creator, is to assault the origin and rightful place of mothers. True, the unbeliever will agree as to the importance of mothers, but God will be left out of His very providence of the human race. Big mistake.
Time and ink will fail the narrative of mothers and the influence they have had, are having, and always will have in the nurture, love, and concern for their offspring, and even at a ripe old age, a 95 year mother will call her 65-year-old daughter, her ‘little girl.’ Very cool.
The love of a mother never diminishes, and there is a wiring which is unexplainable apart from divine intelligence. I think of the anguish of Mary the mother of the Lord; there was the appeal of the rightful mother when the wise Solomon said: ‘cut the baby in half;’ there are countless mothers who give life and limb for their children, and express a love that is otherworldly. Thank God for mothers.
These few questions are not meant to be flippant, and will be random and braided throughout, but at the core, there are serious thoughts to ponder. Mothers, do chime in.
In the world-view of unbelief, or a world without the hand of God, in a universe where there was no ‘in the beginning:’ who cared for the first baby? There was the ‘first’ baby right? Surely all sane people believe there was the ‘first’ baby. After all, man did not appear as a full-grown adult needing no parental care to survive….
Since there is not a person alive who believes a human baby could care for itself, how does the baby live to survive to the age of one month, one week, or even one day?
By the way, we are not talking about apes here, we are speaking of humans.
Picture a newborn laying there. Needing parents right? No? Hmmm. Ok then, giving a person the benefit of the doubt, the baby grew like a young tomato, an accident or offshoot of the vine, there ‘it’ is laying there. HOW does it care for itself without being eaten by a hyena, bear, or lion?
WHO cut the umbilical cord? WAS there a cord? How does it eat? (even a baby robin would starve to death without its mother) WHAT does it eat? HOW does it reach for food? WHO comes running when the baby cries incessantly? WHY would the baby be left to fend for itself? WHEN could it possibly mature to live on its own? WHERE would it live?
HOW did the baby not freeze to death? WHERE was the mother, oops no mother. HOW did the baby not die of heat exhaustion? WHO cleaned the baby and changed it? Remember this is the first baby. Serious questions yes? Did this baby have a name? Are you sure there were not parents?
Well, we can always believe the simplicity that Eve was the mother of ALL living.
And God bless mothering and mothers here, and everywhere.